Steve Hoffacker Is The OT/PT-Friendly CAPS Instructor

Steve Hoffacker CAPS has been teaching the Certified Aging In Place Specialist program since 2007 and believes that occupational and physical therapists (OTs and COTAs, PTs and PTAs) are the lynchpin of home modifications associated with the CAPS program and people being able to remain in their chosen home indefinitely.

He also is an AOTA associate member and an Approved Provider for AOTA continuing education programs.

As an OT or PT, you connect in a special way with clients who have medical needs (progressive-based conditions or traumatic change needs) as well as those without urgent medical needs who are beginning to experience some mobility, sensory or cognitive issues due to the aging process or a previous injury – and even those with no apparent limitations affecting them. You understand the ADLs and work toward creating a home environment that will be safe, comfortable, convenient, and accessible for your clients – regardless of their age, the condition of their home, or what they are experiencing physically or emotionally. You allow people to age in place in their present homes in an effective way because you understand the process.

The CAPS courses (all three of them) include frequent mentions of OTs and PTs in the texts, but Steve is the only CAPS Instructor who understands the definitive role that OTs and PTs play in the aging in place process and develops this understanding in his course discussions. You will hear various mentions of therapists with other instructors but not the emphasis or knowledge that you get with Steve. While many people have heard of or worked with a PT in the past, they may be less familiar with the role of an OT. However, you won’t need to explain what you do or define OT with Steve – he gets it!

Just as there would not be the amount of interest in aging in place if not for the Baby Boomers, there could not be the focus on creating effective assessments and solutions without the OTs or PTs being involved. Contractors, designers, architects, building designers, interior designers, kitchen and bath designers, suppliers, assistive technology professionals, consultants, non-profits, and equipment and mobility specialists are all important in creating solutions and implementing them, but as far as understanding the aging process, dealing with it, and relating to the clients we want to serve, OTs and PTs are on the front lines.

If you are an OT or PT who wants to take your CAPS coursework with someone who understands your profession and the work you do to impact the home environments of your clients, find a class that Steve is teaching and enroll in it.

What My Students Have to Say:

Marian Berman
Marian Berman
2022-10-07
I just completed the Beyond Your Caps class and I feel as empowered and as energized as I was when I got my certification. Steve is an instructor who is committed o the success of his students and to the health, safety and comfort of everyone! It would be worth twice the price,
Michelle Brink
Michelle Brink
2022-10-07
Steve's classes are fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed taking CAPS I, II, III with him. I also found the follow up class Beyond CAPS is critical for implementing this new knowledge.
Sarah Bader
Sarah Bader
2022-09-01
I had the pleasure of taking the CAPS certification classes with Steve as well as the follow up class about how to use your CAPS designation. The material and information was fantastic and very helpful. His presentations were interactive and I was engaged the entire time. Highly recommended.
Consuela
Consuela
2022-08-03
The class was very informative. Steve was a great teacher, he presented material from several perspectives -- from a therapist, a contractor, handyman, designer, etc. He made sure he made the information relevant to the various occupations that were in the class.
Tim Rudd
Tim Rudd
2022-07-05
I took all three of the CAPS courses from Steve. He made the classes interesting and engaging. His knowledge on the subject matter is second to none and has great presentation skills. I highly recommend his services.
NormaJean
NormaJean
2022-05-22
I want to again say what an amazing course and the passion you have with educating those you teach is something to watch let alone the knowledge base behind you.
Alexander Moore
Alexander Moore
2022-05-13
Steve is a wealth of knowledge. His course is engaging and educational. I now have the tools I need to help people stay safe and secure in the comfort of their own home.
Michael Schluetter
Michael Schluetter
2022-05-06
I have been working with Steve since 2014 and did my CAPS Training with him in 2018. Steve is one of the most knowledgeable people in the Building and Construction Industry that I know. His courses are excellent, and he is always available whenever I have a challenging question or need consultation on a project. I can recommend his excellence to anyone who wants to widen their horizon and find new solutions and methods for their clients.
Katie Haman
Katie Haman
2022-04-22
I completed Steve's CAPS course and it was a great class. Steve was great at facilitating discussion among a group of people with varying backgrounds (i.e. medical professionals, real estate agents, interior designers and construction). He is very knowledgeable about the content and answers all questions thoroughly.
Patrice Pitts
Patrice Pitts
2022-04-09
Beyond Your CAPS was a fantastic course to help me consider how I might expand my skills into another area of the community as well as to consider additional sources of income. Steve's course considered many aspects of services/assessments that could be beneficial to clients and included both legal and billing suggestions/guidelines. A very helpful course I would definitely recommend it!